Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day Three - Beacu to Iliomar

The 69km stage was a largely coastal route winding inland at time to pass by crops of rice and corn. Riders were treated to a near constant supply of villages and inhabitants cheering them on for the first 45km before the route took an inland turn onto a rough, loose road winding its way through forrest, over river and eventually up an ascent into Iliomar.

Nick felt great today and found the course comfortable with around 55km of flat, before the 15km climb into Iliomar, which he describes as an intensely green, beautiful place.  He managed to ride with Ryan 'Rhino' Hawson, before they parted company on the last climb as Nick stretched his legs and Rhino enjoyed his rest day.

Result - still holding 14th in GC 40+.

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